Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes on Hezbollah transit point Saturday

Second strike on Qalamoun in past week reported; Initial reports claim Syrian Army soldiers and Hezbollah militants killed in strikes

Israeli F-16 fighter jet

Israeli F-16 fighter jet

Israel’s Air Force reportedly carried out airstrikes on Syrian army and Hezbollah targets overnight Saturday. According to initial reports, Hezbollah militants and soldiers of Assad’s regime were killed in the strikes.

Reports from Lebanon claim that the attacks were near Qalamoun, a major transit point for Hezbollah militants and equipment. Qalamoun is the same region Israeli airstrikes were reported on Monday. The strikes on Monday were also on Hezbollah and Syrian Army positions, reports claiming eight Hezbollah militants and 5 Syrian Army soldiers were killed in the attacks.

Israel has refused to comment on the reports as it does with all airstrikes and covert missions in Syria. Israel has carried out several airstrikes to avoid weapons transfers from Syria to Hezbollah.